Television shows can be seriously addicting, drawing us in each week as new episodes about our favorite characters are put on the air. Some TV characters get so familiar in fact, they almost seem like family – we know just how they act in certain situations, thinking things like “oh, that’s such a Homer Simpson thing to do.” But how well do we really know the lives of the characters we love to watch? If you walked into their house would you be able to find your way around? Spanish artist and interior designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde has been creating highly detailed house plans for many of our favorite shows, giving us an overhead view of the places which house many of our favorite scenes.[see_also]
From Friends, to The Golden Girls – and yes, the Simpsons – Lizarralde’s plans are fascinating to study and useful for orienting ourselves to the places we’ve seen so frequently. One thing that really stands out about the collection of designs is this: TV characters live in nice homes! For the rarely-seen-working group from Friends, their New York digs is seriously plush; and we know he’s generally successful, but Frasier’s Seattle based home atop Elliot Bay Towers is bordering on opulence. More realistic might be the smallish apartments occupied by Seinfeld or Sex in the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, but even those would set you back some serious dollars in Manhattan.
Ready to explore more television homes? Lizarralde has many more examples on her Facebook page.